Malawi targets two million males to go for circumcision by 2016

Over 42,000 males in Malawi have undergone Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) since the campaign started last year.

Speaking to Mana on Tuesday after a stakeholders meeting in Mangochi, Spokesperson in the Ministry of Health, Henry Chimbali said Malawi is expecting to have 2.1 million males who will have undergone Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) by 2016 noting that currently 42,000 males have already gone through the knife.

“Malawi as a country has 42,000 males circumcised already and it is expecting to have 2.1 million males voluntarily circumcised at the hospital by 2016 and that is encouraging,” Chimbali said.

He however said it is encouraging to see many youths between the ages of 15 to 24 go for VMMC. He therefore encouraged men to go for VMMC which he said helps in reduction of HIV vulnerability rate by 60 percent.’

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